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AOC Lifts Funding to over $5 million

AOC Lifts Funding to over $5 million

22 November 2006

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has boosted funding for elite athletes training for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing to over five million dollars.

Statement from John Coates on Ian Thorpe

Statement from John Coates on Ian Thorpe

21 November 2006

The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, thanked Ian Thorpe for his “enormous contribution” to Australian sport...

Pacific Island sport to benefit from Oceania Foundation

Pacific Island sport to benefit from Oceania Foundation

20 November 2006

The President of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) Kevan Gosper, today announced the formation of...

Celebrations underway in Melbourne

Celebrations underway in Melbourne

19 November 2006

The five days of celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games commenced in Melbourne today...

It's all about team spirit

It's all about team spirit

8 November 2006

Thinking and behaving like one united team is the key to Australia’s success at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Commemorative stamps released for Melbourne 1956 50th Anniversary

Commemorative stamps released for Melbourne 1956 50th Anniversary

1 November 2006

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, Australia Post has released a pair of commemorative...

Olympic effort earns awards

Olympic effort earns awards

31 October 2006

There were 27 secondary and college school students from the ACT and region presented Pierre de Coubertin awards last week.

Daytime swimming finals for Beijing: Statement from John Coates

Daytime swimming finals for Beijing: Statement from John Coates

26 October 2006

We stated our position in a meeting with President Rogge. We expressed a concern for the well being of the athletes having to...

London gives extra cash to Aussie Olympians

London gives extra cash to Aussie Olympians

25 October 2006

The Secretary-General of the Australian Olympic Committee, Craig Phillips has described as “extremely generous” an offer...

Diver in sync with clean play message

Diver in sync with clean play message

18 October 2006

He claimed Olympic bronze because of impeccable timing and yesterday synchronised diver Steven Barnett showed it again in the wake of cricket's international drug scandal.

Journey to Rio: Malek Chamoun

Road to Rio: Athlete Journeys

Did you know?

Australia and Greece are the only two countries to have competed in every edition of the Modern Olympic Games.